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A Bigger Look At Netflix’s Sea Beast

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This is the week when Netflix releases new trailers for just about everything and that means a better look at The Sea Beast, their next animated movie.

The picture takes place in the Pirate Era, specifically the point where there were giant 100-foot fanged tentacled monsters all over the ocean. You needed a brave captain to survive the seas, and so everyone calls on Jacob Holland — the world’s greatest monster hunter. He has many fans, but perhaps none more devoted than Maisie Brumble, a young girl who INSISTS on being part of his crew.

Holland won’t have it. But Brumble won’t take a simple “no” for an answer and stows away on his ship. She’s gonna have an adventure with Jacob if it kills them both — which seems a lot more likely now! Holland didn’t ask for a kid to take care of on top of everything else, but like it or not, he and Brumble are going to have to work together to stop the Sea Beast. But the new trailer reveals they won’t just have the title monster to worry about. We like the creativity shown in some of these creatures.

Now here’s the real surprise: Netflix has enough confidence in The Sea Beast to give it a theatrical run! The movie will open in select theaters later this month, followed by its Netflix premiere in July. So if you want to see these big monsters REALLY close up, you can. Isn’t that nice of them?

The Sea Beast was directed by Chris Williams (Big Hero 6, Moana) from a script written by him and Tony-nominated lyricist Nell Benjamin (there is no indication of songs in this yet, but you never know). It stars Zaris-Angel Hator (The Midnight Gang) as Maisie Brumble, Karl Urban (The Boys) as Jacob Holland, Jared Harris (The Terror, Chernobyl) as Captain Crow, Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without A Trace), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) and Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

The Sea Beast comes to shore July 8 on Netflix.